Embakasi Police Station-based officer Lawrence Hunja (No. 89107) is facing serious assault charges. He beat up Kikuyu singer Maggie Sonnie at a pub in Mukurwe-ini on Friday night.
Sonnie says she was relaxing in Annex Bar and Restaurant at Ichamara trading centre when Hunja, who she says is a stranger to her approached her claiming he knows her. A drunk Hunja was reportedly told to keep off her but kept pestering her. He became angry and started beating her.
She recorded police statement (OB: 05/26/07/2019) at Mukurweini Police Station. Area OCS Mr Mwasaru organised team to apprehended Hunja.
Police signal sent to Embakasi from Mukurweini indicated that the Police Corporal Pulled her hair and kicked her belly. She sustained bruises on her face and complained of pain in the upper right ribs.
“Hunja was arrested for assault and disorderly” the statement read.
The pub owner Charles Gichuki alias Man Muna Wanawana was also arrested over breach of Licence.
The cop was released on cash bail and the matter is expected to proceed to court.